AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS - 2011 Issue 3; ASK the EDITOR

Removal and replacement of hernia mesh

A patient with a prior history of hernia repair with mesh and plug is now presenting for surgery to remove the plug and remove and replace the mesh. The ilioinguinal nerve was intentionally severed during the procedure. What CPT code(s) would be appropriate for reporting the removal of the previously placed plug and mesh with replacement of new mesh, and ilioinguinal nerve resection?  ...

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